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with illnesses were blocked from getting out of the plane. and abc's lisa stark brings us the first answers tonight. >> reporter: this is what greeted passengers when they finally escaped their parked planes. a foot of snow and a long walk. >> we've been here now for seven and a half hours. >> reporter: that was the captain of jetblue flight 504 with 123 passengers. one of those planes stuck in the snowy tarmac at the hartford, connecticut, airport. >> chaotic. uncomfortable, disorganized. just a mess. >> reporter: andrew carter was on that flight, normally a two-houg jog from florida to new jersey. but the plane couldn't land after newark after the airport lost critical navigation equipment. the pilots diverted to the hartford airport, 100 miles away. jetblue says that airport was overwhelmed with nearly two dozen over diverted flights. and today, we learned why the passengers were trapped. flight 504 was boxed in on the tarmac. a delta plane behind, another jetblue flight to the right, a broken jetway on the left. inside the plane, snacks and water ran out, toilets backed up. >> i have a
, using propofol as a sleeping aid. using the dangerous anesthetic at home with no backup or emergency personnel. no backup medical equipment. having no medical records. and most critically, not calling 911 immediately, which could have saved jackson's life. >> he was definitely savable at that point. >> so, in essence, had dr. murray called 911 at 12:00, michael jackson would still here today? >> yes, sir. >> and there's just no doubt in your mind about that? >> no doubt. >> reporter: prosecutors say they're down to their last two witnesses and could actually wrap up their case as early as tomorrow, without calling, as we first reported, any of the jackson children. david? >> jim avila, our thanks to you again tonight. >>> we turn now to another courtroom bombshell today. you'll remember the man who tried to blow up that plane on christmas day 2009, wearing a bomb in his underwear. today, in federal court, the bomber suddenly pleaded guilty to all charges, telling the courtroom he did, in fact, try to blow up that northwest flight over detroit, hoping to kill almost 300 people. he the
of ercis to tell us her story amid so many others. >> reporter: rescuers dug feverishly in the rubble of this building. looking for any trace of survivors. then, word came that a baby was found alive. just 14 days old, azra, came out of the rubble naked and was quickly wrapped in a blanket. she was born prematurely, today after 47 hours in that pile of stones, she was found clinging to her mother and grandmother. the rescuer who pulled her out fold us he felt like he was holdihold i ing his own child. "to bring back life into this world is the highest satisfaction," he said. azra was rushed to the hospital. the rescuers went back to work in search of her relatives still trapped inside that heap of concre concrete. then, within an hour -- azra's mother and grandmother have been confirmed alive. the digging has stopped, there's an ambulance waiting over there and it looks like they're about to pull someone out. a stretcher appeared. azra's mother. 20 minutes later, the grandmother. "i never lost faith," azra's uncle told us. "you always believe god will help." rescue crews kept digging.
citizen, anwar al awlaki, who used his knowledge of u.s. culture and u.s. language to recruit terrorists. so, how did they find him? we have full team coverage tonight, and we're going to begin with abc's martha raddatz, who is overseas, has gathered gripping details from her post tonight, the war zone of afghanistan. >> reporter: the u.s. had been zeroing in on awlaki's location for months. in their sights, a compound deep in the back country of yemen, where u.s. military and intelligence operatives were certain the american-born terrorist was hiding out. what awlaki could never know was high overhead. american surveillance aircraft and satellites were watching that compound 24 hours a day while armed drones flew nearby. all they needed was awlaki to step out into the daylight. they waited and waited. until this morning, awlaki, one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, walked out and climbed into a pickup truck. a huge break. as he began to drive, with two other vehicles, thousands of miles away, likely at cia headquarters in langley, virginia, action. operators using remote cont
of the most infamous terror attacks on u.s. citizens, killed after two months in hiding. how he was caught, what he was carrying and his last words. we have team coverage, including abc's christiane amanpour, the last american journalist to interview him. and barbara walters, who went toe to toe with the strongman at the height of his power. >> in our country, we read that you are unstable. we read that you are mad. >>> beasts in your backyard. the loopholes that let lions, tigers and bears live nearby there are more tigers in american neighborhoods than the african world. a brian ross investigation. >>> deadly delay? why did steve jobs refuse a surgery that might have saved his life? >>> and, catch of a lifetime. why is this 6-year-old smiling? the firefighter who made a perfect catch. call him mr. clutch. >>> good evening. for more than four decades, he ruled libya with flamboyance and fear. but tonight, after months on the run, moammar gadhafi is dead. his last moments were caught on tape, and we should warn you, this video is gruesome. there is gadhafi, grazed, gravely wounded but stil
and more of us are trying to be healthy and eat more fish, spending $80 billion every year. but abc news investigated and found 19 out of 21 restaurants we tested sold us something other than the fish that was advertised. and just today, consumer reports found in their own test widespread fraud at restaurants and groceries. abc's dan harris leads us off tonight. >> reporter: you walk up to the supermarket fish counter and pick out what you want. i'll take that one. but what are you really getting? thank you sir. consumer reports bought 190 pieces of seafood from supermarkets and restaurants and sent them to a lab for dna testing. more than a fifth of them were not as advertised. >> it's fraud. consumers shouldn't be paying more money and thinking they're getting one kind and getting something else. >> reporter: fish labeled as red snapper turned out to be the cheaper ocean perch. sole turned out to be sutchi catfish, mostly imported from vietnam, where consumer reports say some fish farmers use drugs not approved here. and one piece of grouper turned out to be tilefish, which has so much
full riot gear moved in using rounds of tear gas to break up crowds. this protester overwhelmed by the smoke. police arrested 100 of the 1,000 occupy oakland protesters, including this young woman, who was tossed to ground and cuffed on the spot. the protesters fighting back and refusing to budge. >> they shot tear gas into the crowd, flash bangs. >> reporter: one of those injured, a marine and two-time iraq war veteran, who sustained a skull fracture after being hit in the head. police say it was all in self-defense. >> we were in a position where we had to deploy gas in order to stop the crowd, people from pelting us with bottles and rocks. >> reporter: the situation escalated quickly after police tore down a tent city outside city hall. oakland officials said that after nearly three weeks of protesting, the site had become dangerous and unsanitary. a recent poll shows less than half of americans support the protesters, who largely believe money and wealth should be more evenly distributed. but does last night mark a turning point? weeks after new york police stopped short of
use from sandhya patel, thanks for joining >>> this is "world news." and tonight, an abc news exclusive, as president obama weighs in on herman cain, that 9-9-9 plan, and the protesters camped out on wall street. and his own performance, 1,000 days into his presidency. >>> medical breakthrough. is a simple blood test about to change pregnancy and the fear of amniocentesis? >>> dangerous choice. why did israel agree to release 1,000 people, some of who had killed israelis and americans, in order to bring one israeli man home? >>> boomtown. the american town being called a little saudi arabia. we tell you about 200,000 new jobs on the way. >>> and the runaway car. how a 911 operator saved a frightened mom and her 5-year-old in the backseat. >> and there's cars in front of me and i can't stop. >> what did he tell her to do? >>> good evening to all of you. we begin tonight with president obama, 1,000 days into his presidency and looking out at the unruly political landscape all around him. some questions. what does he really think of that surprise republican front-runner, herman c
as his wife and their lesson to all of us about happiness. our reporter gets a royal surprise. >>> good evening. we begin with new details of a shattering crime. a massacre in what should have been a safe place in a quiet town and what it tells us about women who fear that someone they once loved is out to kill them. a troubled ex-husband is under arrest in the southern california hair salon shooting that left eight people dead. and we learned today that his ex-wife told a court she was in danger. it happens all too often. on average, three women in this country die every day because of domestic violence. and 1 in 4 will be a victim at some point in her life. abc's david wright reports from seal beach on this tragic case and the staggering statistics. >> reporter: today, we are learning more about what may have led 42-year-old scott dekraai to allegedly go on a killing spree at the meritage salon. his ex-wife, michelle, worked as a hair dresser there. she was among the victims. >> this was not a random act of violence. the suspect knew his intended victim. >> reporter: dekraai, an ex-ma
economic news. and experts tell us, the worst may be over. but will our economy finally create the jobs america needs? >>> madoff speaks. the master mind of the biggest ponzi scheme in history talks to barbara walters from behind bars. why he says he's happy right now. an abc news exclusive. >>> addiction defense? what michael jackson's medical records reveal that could help conrad murray's case. >>> keeping it off. you exercise, you diet, but you still gained it back. why your hormones, not your willpower, may be to blame. and how you can fight back. >>> and bringing america back. the american town nearly wiped off the map by a tornado, brought back by an american icon that refused to abandon them. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and all day today, they were hard to miss. perhaps because we hoped for them so much. signs of life in our economy. starting with the stock market on a tear. up 340 points today. okts is now on track to be the single best month in 25 years -- 25 years. a hallry fueled by good news overseas in europe and here at home, too. we learned today tha
>> world news is next. i'm cheryl jenning autos from all of us, thanks for watching. >>> this is "world news." and tonight, coming home. after nearly nine years of sacrifice, it's over. >> the long war in iraq will come to an end by the end of this year. >> what it means for our military, their families, the president and us. >>> end game. nato wraps up the war in libya, celebrations erupt in the streets. what those haunting images of gadhafi's last moments tell us. abc's christiane amanpour breaks it down. >>> speaking out. the first member of bernie madoff's family opens up about the day the biggest ponzi scheme in history came crashing down and took her husband's life. an abc news exclusive. >>> and, you got to believe. the 61-year-old football star who proves it's never too late to make history. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment. and we begin tonight with the end of a war. more than 1 million americans have served in iraq. this december, the last of them will be home. it began more than eight years ago. march 19th, 2003, with shock and awe. 20 days later,
us about it. >> reporter: diane, president obama is battling low approval ratings for his handling of the economy and an energized republican field focused on that issue. so, i began the interview asking him how worried he sand how prepared the public should be if whether this already fragile economy is headed south once again. >> what i feel is what the american people feel, which is that we have now gone through not only two and half, three years of post-recession blues. if you hear a sense of urgency in my voice, it's because these problems are solvable, but you don't get a sense that we're moving in washington with a sense of urgency that is required. >> reporter: some of the frustration that has come out in this occupy wall street protest, you have expressed sympathy with their position, with their feeling of powerlessness. >> i understand the frustrations that are being expressed in those protests. in some ways, they're not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the tea party. both on the left and the right. i think people feel separated from their g
-- exotic animals, wild animals on the loose. what may be the biggest release of dangerous carnivores in u.s. history. the frantic 911 calls. >> 911. >> yeah, there is a mountain lion and on mt. perry road. >> i am pretty sure i just saw a wolf. >> reporter: deputies with shoot to kill orders used only their pistols to take down lions, tigers, bears and wolves before the sun went down. and with daylight -- >> it is still not a completely secure area. >> reporter: there were still wild animals on the loose. and even when they found one and tried to tranquilize it, it became aggressive and also had to be put down. >> we had animals outside that fenced area that were trying to get loose. i had deputies that had to shoot animals with their side arms at close range. >> reporter: schools were closed, children kept indoors. >> we are not talking about your normal every day house cat or dog. these are 300 pound tigers we had to put down. >> reporter: when it was over, 49 animals had been killed, including 18 bengal tigers. ohio has more incidents with exotic animals than any other state. its laws ar
? >>> good evening. and tonight, the u.s. government says a deadly plot has been foiled, lives have been saved and betrayal leads straight to the government of iran. we are told the iranian government was trying to hire a hitman to plant bombs in a washington, d.c. restaurant and the target was a young ambassador from saudi arabia. could all of this bring the u.s. to the brink of a showdown with iran? and how will the white house respond? first, let's begin with abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross who has all of the details on this startling turn of events. >> reporter: if the attacks had been done, scores of people in washington would have died and could well have led to a military confrontation with iran. the plot centered on capitol hill, and a bomb attack on one of its popular restaurants crowded with hundreds at lunch time. all timed, say officials, to assassinate the youthful saudi arabian ambassador to the united states, adel al bubeir. a close confidant of the saudi king even though he is not a member of the royal family. >> when confidential source noted the peopl
. >>> american genius. what steve jobs taught us about living farelessly, and what he said about his family, just before his death. >>> silent killer. the mysterious cancer that struck steve jobs, patrick swayze, randy pausch. what are the earliest symptoms? >>> and honored. gabby giffords mark as special milestone at the white house. her special tribute to her husband and how she outdid the vice president. >>> good evening. for the past decade, americans have watched as 4.5 million american jobs have gone overseas to china. well, tonight, a major sign that hemorrhage may be ending. those jobs are starting to come home. abc news has obtained a powerful new report from the highly respected boston consulting group, which says 3 million jobs are now on their way back to america. how soon? what kind? and where? abc's david muir has been pouring over this data that's too good to be true. >> reporter: very bold report, diane, as you point out. good evening. the answer to how soon we'll see these jobs? some of them, we're seeing already. tonight, we ask, what's behind thus? tu turns, made in america mak
companies are using the fine print to charge outrageous fees. big changes tonight in the way they do business and how much you'll pay. >>> and bringing america back. when their hometown lost its grocery store, these teenagers took action. >>> good evening. it was a collision as big and fiery as we have ever seen on live television in a sports arena. first 1, then 5, then 10, then 15 cars slamming, flying, disintegrating at the hugely popular indy car race in las vegas broadcast by espn. and tonight we set out to answer a question being asked by everyone throughout this day, when so many cars crashed and caught on fire, why was a 33-year-old champion and father the one who could not survive? with answers here's abc's josh elliott. >> a huge crash. >> reporter: it was over in fewer than seven seconds, racing's biggest fear, a massive, fiery and fatal crash. >> oh, my. >> reporter: in an instant, the las vegas field reduced to fiery carnage that claimed 15 cars including dan wheldon's who just this may was on top of the racing world winning the indy 500. it begins with just a slight jos
after president bush ordered a surge of u.s. forces. today, saddam hussein is long gone. a shaky democracy is taking hold. as president obama paid tribute to the 4,482 americans killed in iraq. and the 32,213 wounded. in a moment, we'll hear from martha raddatz, who has traveled to the war zone more than 20 times. no american correspondent has spent more time with our troops. but we begin with jake tapper at the white house, where the president made the surprise announcement this afternoon. >> reporter: there are roughly 39,000 u.s. troops in iraq right now. today, president obama formally announced that by the end of the year, that number will be zero. >> the long war in iraq will come to an end by the end of this year. >> reporter: the iraqi government had asked president obama for up to 5,000 u.s. troops to stay behind as trainers. that hit a snag when, in negotiations, the iraqis refused to give those troops immunity from prosecution. so, they all will leave. >> the last american soldier will cross the border out of iraq with their heads held high, >> reporter: the president
jackson's death. abc's jim avila covering the trial, brings us the drama on those tapes tonight. >> reporter: two days after michael jackson died and dr. conrad murray is seen walking out of ucla medical center on hospital surveillance tapes, the doctor agrees, accompanied by his attorneys, to meet with police at this marina del rey, california, luxury hotel. a two and a half hour interview, played in open court for the first time today. >> generally speaking, he was not a person at well, he was very thin. >> reporter: dr. murray tells police jackson had the veins of an old man, punctures on his feet and in between his fingers, making it difficult for the doctor to administer ivs. still, he gave jackson propofol, which his patient called milk because of its opaque white color, on a nightly basis for 30 days straight, up until three days before his death. >> the first time that milk was used on him, was it your idea or was it his idea? >> his. >> reporter: murray tells police he was trying to wean michael off propofol, and had not given it to him for three nights. but on june 25t
? >>> and solutions. a new idea today from the man who made latte a household word. what if all of us together gave loans to bring jobs and bring america back? >>> good evening. it was truly an electrifying moment as amanda knox literally was bowed over by the news that her conviction for the murder of her roommate had been overturned, and she is free after nearly four years. the american exchange student confined to a cell in italy, just one hour outside each day passing the hours, we are told, reading 1,000 books in all, and tonight, amanda knox is reunited with the family that's kept constant vigil. in fact, her parents brought an empty suitcase as a measure of their faith that their daughter would be bringing her few possessions from prison home to seattle where, by the way, the city is rejoicing tonight. and no one has covered this story in more depth than our own "20/20" anchor elizabeth vargas. she has been on the case since day one, and she is in perugia to report again for us tonight. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, diane. the four-year odyssey for the knox family is finally over. a
announcement this afternoon. >> reporter: there are roughly 39,000 u.s. troops in iraq right now. today, president obama formally announced that by the end of the year, that number will be zero. >> the long war in iraq will come to an end by the end of this year. >> reporter: the iraqi government had asked president obama for up to 5,000 u.s. troops to stay behind as trainers. that hit a snag when, in negotiations, the iraqis refused to give those troops immunity from prosecution. so, they all will leave. >> the last american soldier will cross the border out of iraq with their heads held high, >> reporter: the president began his remarks by reiterating how central to his campaign was his promise to end the war. >> as a candidate for president, i pledged to bring the war in iraq to a responsible end. >> reporter: opposition to the war made his candidacy, having opposed back in 2002 when he was still a state senator even before the war began. >> i don't oppose war in all circumstances. what i do oppose is a dumb war. >> reporter: that opposition propelled him above rival
weekend. that's $1.2 billion in consumer spending. more than the entire u.s. box office for the first four "harry potter" movies combined. in fact, so many people were eager to buy apple's latest creation, that today, the activation system got swamped. madeline brand ordered hers in advance. but like many frustrated customers, had to spend hours at the store getting it to work. madeline, a mother of two, hosts a popular radio show in l.a. and she's part of a broader demographic shift. it's not just teens buying iphones these days. what she's most excited about, the new feature siri, a digital personal assistant. a built-in feature allowing you to talk to the phone and it answers questions. >> remind me to call my husband when i leave the store in five minutes. >> reporter: we put it through its paces, standing right outside a bookstore, she asked -- >> where can i get the latest john grisham novel? it brought up websites where i could buy it online. i think it has a bias for the digital. >> reporter: yeah. her verdict? >> it's got a lot of quirks to it. it may be not perfect. it may not an
million men use it to find out if they show a sign of risk, yet today, a government task force is saying healthy men should skip that test, arguing that the treatment that often follows the test may not be worth the consequences. all this amid a fire storm of response, and here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: the psa is just a simple blood test. but the government task force suggests the test for too many men leads to more harm than good. here's the argument. a man takes the test and gets a positive result. further testing follows, showing cancer cells in his prostate. more often than not, surgery is recommended, or radiation, or both. but the man's cancer could very well have been harmless. greater danger comes from the possible complications of treatment, impotence, incontinence and death after surgery. even a man who developed the test is now calling its widespread use a public health disaster. but try telling that to william. just today, the 61-year-old found out he has prostate cancer. >> and i know i'f i didn't have this test, i would not have found it. >> reporter: this is hi
one piece of felt changed everything. >>> and calling all angels. one of us could help the widow of a navy s.e.a.l. tonight. is it you? >>> good evening. the biggest moment so far in the michael jackson trial, as the tapes are rolling tonight in a california courtroom and the door is finally opening on the hidden world. we hear for the first time how jackson's closest friends were warning something new and different was wrong with him. how they begged his personal physician, dr. conrad murray, to take action, and we now know the grave anxiety haunting the superstar. abc's jim avila, once again, is covering every twist in the case and reporting from the courthouse for us tonight. >> reporter: for the jackson family, today, randy, rebe and jermaine, it must have been a difficult day. the courtroom, filled with two voices from the grave. michael jackson's own and that of his business manager. prosecutors unwrapping dr. conrad murray's iphone to play them both, first, an explicit warning no one had heard before, from frankdy leo, who saw michael jackson just five days before he died
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